Karl Rove, a Fox News contributor and former right-hand man to ex-president George W. Bush, has some nerve criticizing President Barack Obama for his budget when he and the Republicans presided over the country during a time when conservatives cut taxes for the wealthy, engaged us in two wars, was ignorant to the oncoming financial crisis and … well the list could go on and on. But, I was intrigued by this brief exchange between Katrina vanden Heuvel and Rove during a panel discussion on ABC’s This Week:
VANDEN HEUEVEL: But, Mr. Rove –
ROVE: Call me Karl.
VANDEN HEUVEL: It’s laughable for you to talk about fiscal responsibility from someone who helped plunge this nation into trillion dollars of debt, through tax cuts for the very rich and a war we never should have fought. And also starving the beast. Starving government has been a Republican role in terms of government. And, therefore, when George asks why government hasn’t functioned, people have not seen the role of government improving the conditions of their lives for decades.
Now, Rove is all about balancing the budget and is so concerned about spending with a Democrat as president. Where was his concern during the Bush years? It is laughable for Republicans to talk about fiscal responsibility after driving us into this borderline economic depression.